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    My Adsense Earning Report for 4 Years : $27,228

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    We all know Google Adsense is one of the best recurring monetization network for any blog or website. I started blogging in 2008, and implemented Adsense on ShoutMeLoud in 2009. If you have read my earlier article on how I make money with ShoutMeLoud, you would know, I never focused on Adsense as my main source of online income. I have earned more with Affiliate marketing, services, and till the date: Adsense is just a small part of my online income.

    It’s 2013 now, and I wanted to share my Adsense earning report for last 4 years. I believe, this will be helpful for many to figure out, if they can actually rely on Adsense for their online income or not. Before I share my Adsense earnings report, do remember:

    • This report includes all the blogs in my network.

    4 Year Adsense earnings

    If you are new to Adsense, you can refer to Adsense guide, and learn how to create an Adsense account. My AdSense journey started from January 2009, but my first payment reached on my door-step in the first week of May 2009. It was $179.77, and honestly I can’t share the joy I had when I was holding my first Adsense cheque.

    Adsense earnings My Adsense Earning Report for 4 Years : $27,228

    I’m sharing Adsense income for every year from 2009-2012: (My calculation is little poor, so keep that in mind icon wink My Adsense Earning Report for 4 Years : $27,228 )

    • 2009 – $1860.05
    • 2010 –  $7235.44
    • 2011 – $10771.13
    • 2012 – $6884.83

    I missed the calculation, as when I used Adsense all time report,  in 4 years I have earned $27,228 Approx.  As you all know, Google sends us Adsense cheque in INR, and conversion rate varies every month. Here I’m taking $1=46 INR as an average conversion rate, total Adsense earnings for 4 years in INR would be: 1,252,488 INR.

     

    Adsense Income 4 years My Adsense Earning Report for 4 Years : $27,228

    You can click on above image to see the full-view. If you would notice in product column: “Hosted Adsense for content” made $385.06. This is not much, but again this comes from Adsense youtube partnership. I also earn from Adsense ads running on youtube videos on my YouTube channel.

    To be honest, my one year affiliate income report for an individual network is much better than 4 year combined earning from AdSense, but as I always say: Adsense gives us peace of mind. When you are earning online, recurring income is the first thing that one should target. Once you are in your comfort zone of earning, you can always try, and implement new methodology to earn from your blog. When it comes to contextual advertising, there are many Adsense alternatives out there. But, the kind of quality of ads, timely payments, you get with Google Adsense, you will not get it from anywhere else.

    Can you rely on Adsense income for full-time job:

    The reason I’m sharing my 4 years Adsense earning with you is to give you an idea of how much a blogger can earn from Adsense. As I told you, Adsense adds only to 20% of my total income, and I know many bloggers who are making more than 3-4 lack with Adsense on tech blogs. If I consider, salary of an average software engineer in India, I find Adsense earnings to be more tempting than salary.  The only down side of relying only on Adsense for income is, if your account get banned at any point of time, you will be hunting for best suitable alternative, which is a task.

    If you are one of those who is planning to start a blog, and earn from Adsense. My advice would be: don’t put all your eggs in one basket. If you are planning to take blogging as a career option, a good idea is to have multiple source of income. You can have multiple blogs, or you can use different monetization methods like: Intext Ads (Infolinks), CPM ads, Affiliate marketing (Webhosting affiliate, Viglink), Sell your own product, and many more.

    So that sums up my 4 years of Adsense journey, and I will keep sharing what ever I will learn in my blogging journey. Also, I would love to know how much on an average you earn from Adsense in an year? Would you recommend anyone to consider Blogging as a full-time career, by relying on Adsense earnings only?

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    Nitin Srivastava

    Hi Harsh
    Thanks for sharing this info.
    Like you, even I started my blogging journey in 2008 when my joining in Accenture was delayed ;-) However I never took it that seriously because of lack of knowledge @ that time I guess. At present, I have three blogs and I do receive check several times in an year. I believe that income via Adsense is good alternative source of income however trusting it blindly as main source of income involves risks. I take it as my alternative, less reliable source of income :)

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    Vijay Kudal

    This figures are really motivated
    one yr ago I had http://www.placementmantra.com which earned me around 1000 usd in 1 yr ,but later I focused on other things and lost revenue

    but sure after seeing ur post will again focus on blogging

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    Mahendra

    That’s a good earning amount as an professional blogger, I wounder how much more you would have earned if you had just filled you blog with adsense ads.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Mahendra
    Honestly, I don’t think I would have earned the same amount which I’m earning with Affiliate marketing. I’m planning to post affiliate income report of one program which I’m using, and you could compare the difference from it. :)

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    Amit Shaw

    Wow 30% Decreased in 2012? Why So?
    BTW Yeah really we should not depends on one source on income, Affiliate is best of passive income.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Amit
    After Panda hit ShoutMeLoud..I stopped focusing on few blogs.. CallingAllGeeks, which was making great from Adsense, it went down due to lack of attention. That’s one reason for low Adsense earning in 2012.

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    DIVYESH

    Can you please explain what do you mean by Panda hit ShoutMeLoud… ??
    Thanks…

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    Rahul

    I have a confession. But hopefully you won’t stop accepting guest posts from me. :) People need to first buy a english book and practice learning “How to write quality content”. For Example in our country I encounter many freelancers dying to write for 500-600 words and they make decent income. A few days back I wrote an article called 5 Web Design companies to hire in 2013 out here.

    You guys know how much I got for posting this in Shout Me Loud. Any Guesses? 150 USD for a single post. And the company who paid me has alexa ranking below 200.

    No more clue. Only thing I can say to all of you is concentrate on quality.

    BTW Harsh thanks for that inspiring post.

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    Amit

    It is Mind Blowing stats as you are saying this is Just 20% of your Whole Income.
    Simply MOTIVATING !! :)

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    Ankit Bansal

    Hello Harsh.
    Always nice to read such data with income reports.And very well said running multiple blogs, not depending upon adsense as the main source of income is very necessary.
    I learned this when my blog got hit by first panda updates. Since then it became difficult for me to move on as i was new to blogging back then. But its wise to always have a plan B and i have learned and implemented this.
    Thanks for the article.

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    Arun rana

    SML Earning Report is always motivates me . Thanks For sharing your adsense earning but please also post your all time money from all the sources :)

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    Zeshan Ahmed

    Great Bro…!! It’s awesone
    And you know if you were in Pakistan, this earning would be multiplied by 2 ;) Coz rate in PK of $ is 100 rs :/.

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    Hariharakumar

    Great going dude, it shows your blog capability of generating recurring income.

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    sahil

    Adsense is the earning method for newcomers, as one of the widely available earning network
    Once they are into the race they try diff methods

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    Raj

    Blogging is a sure shot career option that is readily available for people who have interest and knowledge of writing and sharing things with audience..

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    Somen Chakravarty

    Hello Mr Agarwal,
    Jsut like you since 2008,I am also a wannabe on the internet .I have a website but again it has gone into darkness. Since then my interest was demoilsed.But somehow after going through shout me loud ,I am inspired again to follow my dreams and make a new beginning. I am very much interested into the paid consultancy part.Pls get in touch with me on my mail.I will be highly obliged to you for the same. Thanks & Regards,

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    Chiranjeev

    Nice Adsense earning report. I wonder if you would have putted your all adsense ad unit on your blog.

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    Ravi

    Hello Harsh. Thanks and Congratulations.
    But my adsense account was blocked so i moved on to yahoo ads network. Still i want to move back to adsense. Any tip to do that?

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    Gautam Doddamani

    great article harsh…no i would definitely not recommend relying on adsense earnings only…like they say ‘always have a backup plan!’ lol…since you are doing blogging as a full time career, your earnings are more than awesome…best of luck bro :)

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    aditya

    Congratulations harsh. I was wondering how much a software engineer would be making after 4 years?

    If I understand correctly, there is more money in content adsense than youtube for the same effort?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Aditya
    True..Adsense on content blog works better…but it require more work in term of promotion and other factor.. Where as Youtube is a ready made platform, and promotion is easy because of millions of active users….

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    Sabz

    Hi Harsh, I was wondering how much of your earnings is a profit? I somehow believe that those who earn a lot on Adsense also spend quite a lot on advertising (with a few exceptions). Many pro-bloggers have us believe that 100% of these earnings are actually a profit so that’s quite misleading. But it would be interesting to know if you’d be willing to share, at least to give other bloggers here an idea – the percentage profit of your Adsense earnings. Thanks, you are an inspiration.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Hey Sabz
    This is almost 100% earning as we blogger usually don’t spend on PPC campaign …. Though running cost be counted in term of Webhosting ..which is not much …

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    Aditya Nath Jha

    Motivational. But of no use until they really approve my adsense application. Resubmitted for 23rd time today!

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    Ravi Verma

    You will get approved one day surely Aditya :)

    And yes this earning of Harsh really motivating. I need to refine my plans to achieve such amount in adsense

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    Dharak Sandeep

    Hi Harsh,

    This is really nice achievement as a blogger, as you know very well that, now your blog is one of the popular tech blog. As all kind of information related to technology are available on your blog. I have seen lots of blogs and bloggers, but you are unique and active blogger out of all other bloggers.

    This is just because of your hard work and dedication to your blog. You love your blog and take care of your blog. This is the reason, it works best for you.

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    abhishek

    what are other ads network that provide image and animated ads like adsense.I am currently using infolinks.Can you suggest me some other good ad networks.

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    Rajat

    Nice post..
    But an query..
    In http://www.shoutmeloud.com/shoutmeloud-monthly-income-report-may-2012.html post, you mentioned that your May 2012 earning is $6178.13
    -Then how can be your whole 2012 year’s earning is Only $6884.83 ??
    -You have already mentioned that your First Earning was in Feb 2009, was $434, then how your Apr 2009 earning ($179.77, mentioned above) can be your First Earning.. ??

    Quite Confusing…

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Rajat
    You getting confused between AdSense and total earning. AdSense is part of my total income sources… This particular post is only about AdSense earning..and the other post which you referring to ($6178), that includes everything ..(Affiliate, direct ads, AdSense, services and others)…
    You can see here, what other sources I’m using to earn from blogs: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-i-make-money-with-shoutmeloud.html

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    Huzaima Khan

    With how much daily traffic do you earn this amount? I mean impressions and clicks and from which country?

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    ashutosh

    hi harsh i am ashutosh and i have stared my blog a few days ago,but i am unable to attract traffic beacuse many of the indian internet uses are attracted to facebook and very few read the blog, is there any way where i could increase my blog traffic ?

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    Nikki

    Dude you’re like a god of blogging!
    Excited to try google Adsense now, thanks for sharing your experience and tips

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    Nitin Singh Thakur

    Good to hear about your earning , it feels Great when i got my first Adsence Check :)

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    Jack

    Hi Harsh ,

    The image shows that your “Page RPM” is about USD 1,69 . Am I correct?

    So I guess that you have a very low “Page CTR” .

    What is your “Page CTR”? 1.55% or less?

    I think you need to change your site layout, so you could get a better “Page CTR”. With more adsense ads, at the right place you could get a “Page CTR” as high as 7% or even more.

    Alexa says your site is “Global Rank 2,957 ” and Rank in India as “343″.

    You should get at least USD 2.000,00 each month from Adsense. You have a great site.

    Think about getting a better “Page CTR”.

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    Mosam Gor

    Hello Harsh,

    Thanks for Sharing your adsense income . and this is very inspire to all of your readers. Congratulations :)

    -Mosam

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    Jeeshan

    Wow,
    It’s cool. I am sure you would have done a lot of task behind this. I am working for the same. But my situation is out of discussion. I’m still in zero level. Even I have been approved with google adsense.

    Have you any suggestion for me so that I, too, can increase my revenue.

    Regards.

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    Rajan

    Hey I made website gadgetzhub.com. I am thinking to make some bucks from it but to get approve from adsenseyour site needs to be 6 months old so can you tell me any other alternative for adsense. I have tried chitika on my blog few months back but it haven’t made me even a single buck. How about yahoo and bing ads. Are they any good ??

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Rajan
    6 month requirement is a myth. You should check out this article: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-i-got-google-adsense-within-a-month.html

    Regarding Media.net, here I have shared my review and you should definitely read the comments to learn from other user experience: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/media-net-yahoo-bing-ad-network-review.html

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    Akshay Jain

    Well, Adding up your all income (5 Years of Affiliate Income) + (4 Years of Adsense). You make avg. 1625 / Month. Which is a pretty much good sign that blogging is a good way to earn money till now :)

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    Akshay Jain

    Correction: It’s $1625 / Month (USD). :)

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    Hardik

    Hello, the above figures are motivating for new blogger…thanks for sharing!

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    Chintan Jain

    One of the best Post i have seen to motivate people who think Blogging as their Full time Career.

    People like you have always been an inspiration for most people to learn and grow themselves in online world.

    Great Job :) Keep Going :)

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    Davinder bisht

    whenever i comes to your site Don’t know how your site engage me lot of time in your site Really I am impressed alot and i am also one of your subscriber i always got new new Techniques keep it up

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    Boby

    Hi, i’m from indonesia. in 3 days i have US$0,29, it’s bad right? can anyone give me some advice?
    sorry for my bad english

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    Shony

    From the beginning Google Adsense has been my primary revenue source and i am pretty comfortable with it.Now i am looking forward to try CPA offers which are found to be way better if done properly.I also hope that you must have made a lot with niche sites too, haven’t you?

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    Raj Kumar

    Hi Harsh,
    Nice info sharing thanks for sharing and can we use Bluehost affilate program with google adsense on same blog?

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    Rahul A

    Hi Harsh,
    Money is one of the sources of motivation. Your this post undoubtedly proves it!
    Thanks for sharing! Your website is indeed awesome!

    By the way, I have a small blog running which has got Adsense approved on it.
    I am now looking forward to start a tech website but right now don’t have any idea where to start. Will you please give some suggestions(or if you have already built a newsletter series) regarding the same?

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Rahul
    Congratulations for your AdSense approval and I would suggest you to start your new site on WordPress platform. Here is a good resource which you can use: http://www.shoutmeloud.com/how-to-start-a-new-blog-wordpress.html

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    Saidur Rahman

    Dear Harsh,
    your adsense earning report of four years is very much motivated. i really have got benefited from your articles and other peoples discussion. as a new blogger i am very much impressed of your different articles and information. i will come back again and again for gaining knowledge and knowing making money strategy.

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    Adesanmi Adedotun

    The earning is not bad,most especially your first payment threshold after 4 month plus. I started using AdSense from 28th Feb. 2014 and I have not gotten to the threshold level now. Hope the check will come right at my door step one of this day

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    Atul Narang

    Thanks for the information, Harsh, you are doing a great job. Best of luck. As you said, adsense makes about 20 % of your total income. I know that affiliate marketing is a major contributor in the incomes of bloggers. What I want to know is, if you are a blogger, you are an affiliate marketer on clickbank and stuff. If you create your own eproduct then, should you discontinue promoting other’s products because that consumes a lot of time too.

    What should be your strategy to promote your own eproduct?

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